Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of web content in search engines using an understanding of search engines' processes and algorithms. Also known as "natural" or "organic" search, it is distinct from paid web advertising.

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Using noscript to optimize for SEO

I have news portal that loads posts using ajax, to get better user experience. Web crawlers don't see links and texts generated by javascript, so I read about using noscript tags for crawlers. In ...
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How can I submit my site's URL to search engines?

I have a site but I cannot get its URL indexed in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc... Please let me know how I can submit my site's URL to Google.
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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Will server side redirect for mobile devices satisfy google? [duplicate]

Because our client base is largely government agencies, we have been way behind on mobile support for our site. Now with google making mobile readiness a core part of their search rankings, it is ...
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SEO and domain name change

Background: My website is not showing up high enough in rankings. We are in a niche market - particularly in the aircraft satcom business. When searching for satcom our competitors are on top - there ...
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URL Click Tracking Redirects

We're looking at using http://www.pardot.com/ to track certain links/buttons on our website. We can give users extra "points" for clicking those elements. A way to grade potential leads. In order to ...
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How can a site work around common words on the company name disrupting SEO?

We have a site for a client called "New Start New Jersey" Whenever someone searches for exactly that search phrase on Google and other search engines, the site does not come up on the first few ...
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English website on a ccTLD with multiple countries ccTLD 301 to it

was wondering if anyone can advise on the best way to manage this? We are a company in a country and hence, have our main website using a myurlexample.sg ccTLD. However, our business is regional ...
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sudden drop in google rankings [duplicate]

Just today I discovered that the meta title and description attributes for most of my pages have been stripped in Google search results. By stripped I mean that there is absolutely nothing in ...
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Why my position locked and freezed? [duplicate]

This Question is not duplicate.Locked ranking is not equal with "How To Increase Ranking" . I am success in SEO for many websites.But this one is different and Strange. My website is in page 2 item ...
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Impacts of Duplicate content on Second-Level-Domain aside SEO

A particular website is usually referred by the domain example.com, which is also the one which is promoted and used everywhere. But there's also example.net (in real, the hyphen in the domain name is ...
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Do breadcrumbs need to be inside the “main” content div and take part of the article's structured data?

On my wordpress site, my theme outputs the breadcrumbs inside the "main" content div So it looks like this : <main class="content" itemtype="http://schema.org/Blog ETC <div ...
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Does 301 redirect at root to subdir affect SEO?

I have a site that is a django/wordpress hybrid. The wordpress site is self contained at /wp, and is the mini-site for promotion and sales that a non-logged in user sees. The django site is for the ...
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Can WordPress version update affect SEO?

I want to update the version of WordPress that I use to a higher one in order to install some new plugins that require a better version. Will this affect my SEO?
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Make Google recognize my mobile site

We have our normal website - http://www.example.com. We now also have a mobile site - http://m.example.com. If a "mobile" user visits my site, we have JavaScript that detects it and auto forwards ...
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Image hidden, replaced with background image SEO

I have images in a gallery. To make it easier for me to crop the images to fit the boxes I want to use background instead of an image. What does Google think of that? Hide an image with visibility: ...
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Deleting the old site and 301 redirect migration to preserve page rank [duplicate]

So I am looking to completely redesign a site, keep the domain name, but change the host. Every damn article / tutorial for successful website migration I was looking at is assuming that the old ...
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Duplicate Content Problem for e-shop website

My question is not duplicate.i see all other questions and ask many wheres even google product forum (here). in summary, problem is about using rel=canonical for search filter urls. if i use this tag, ...
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How to track visits from domain to subdomain?

I have the similar UA code on main site and subdomain. There are a button on the main site, which refer to the subdomain. I have configured separate view for subdomain and write custom "include" ...
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How to evaluate Google News traffic in Google Analytics

One of my sites has recently been included in Google News and I am seeing a spike in traffic. However, when I try to analyze the source of the traffic via referrals, Google News traffic number is tiny ...
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SEO when subdomains point to the one site and one content in one server

Our Company has two subdomains like ex1.example.com and ex2.example.com that show exactly one site in one directory in one server. I don't know why they do for two subdomains, but now I work on SEO of ...
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Is the aside element recognised by Google?

My page has a set up as below. As you can see it follows a simple structure but there are a number of elements of body text related to the various links. These text elements appear on the page using a ...
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Collaborate best materials to one blog

I want to copy all good materials from all differents web-sites (blogs) with not high-quality websites really to a new blog with expected good UX. How Google (and other Search Engines) will be relate ...
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What effect does a URL length have on search engine indexing?

Once again, I tested some URL's of my site via powermapper tools, and now I receive the following issue: W3C Best Practices - Some pages violate these guidelines. Keep URLs shorter than 78 ...
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Optimal URL structure for directory-like site [duplicate]

I'm building a site where organic SEO is very important for me. It's a niche, there's very little competition, and any edge I can get will help me out tremendously. That being said, which URL ...
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Does using HEX entities (&#xHH) in href attribute impact SEO?

Currently all the links on my website look like <a href="&#x2F">Home</a> <a href="&#x2F;user&#x2F;settings">Settings</a> <a ...
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Using Fetch as Google on AngularJS

I am working on an eCommerce site and I have been asked to look at the SEO implications of our product listing page. I have done all the necessary steps to get the webmaster tools working fine on one ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Url Parameters & Magento Filter URLs

I am utilizing product attributes within Magento. I am also allowing using to filter via these attributes, this then generates new URLs. In Google webmaster tools under URL Parameters I have alot of ...
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Is having a static homepage harmful for my SEO?

My homepage is a static page, not a page showing latest posts. Is this harmful for my SEO?
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Using 'rel=canonical' with WordPress sub-categories to their parent category?

In case of a blog with 3-4 main categories and each of them have 3-4 sub-categories. To avoid duplicate content should the child categories use rel=canonical to their parent category?
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How to change domain name without impacting search engines? [duplicate]

What is the process for changing a domain name without impacting search engines? I'm going from a long domain name to a much smaller one and would like to do so smoothly.
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SEO and canonical links

I've a site abc.com where the content is being served from a frame hosted at def.com. Since, the content is hosted at def.com, the microdata information is not available on abc.com. Currently, I've ...
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Quick/easy SEO options for a legacy site? [duplicate]

We have a legacy site that offers courses/training. We would like to improve SEO without changing most of the legacy code. Based on my research, these are the quick/easy things we can do: Put the ...
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Bounce Rate and How it Factors into SEO

How does a site's Bounce Rate factor in SEO? When I ask this, I am speaking of a site's bounce rate and how it affects the ranking of the website.
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Does Div Class Or ID Name Affect in SEO Result? [duplicate]

I've been reading some comments around the Web about HTML classes/IDs improving website's SEO. Which made me wonder and also lead me to the question: Does it make any difference giving random ...
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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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Getting 406 on IE after google redirects my site

I have a wordpress blog. When I search the posts from my site in google, the results appear and on clicking the result I can open that particular post on my site. But while doing the same on Internet ...
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Could BingBot's case-insensitive url handling of my js files impact SEO?

BingBot loaded the root of my page, and the included JS. The JS url contains base64-encoded binary data, because hex was unnecessarily long. Singe BingBot requests all url's in lowercase, the base64 ...
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Web app traffic generation

I have created a small web app to easily transfer text across internet connected devices without relying on native clients. It basically works like pastebin with the addition of displaying a QR code ...
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Photo URL names the same as on other websites and SEO penalty

I have several websites on different IP's and the content wording is different but not the layout of the website and not the photos and there are many photos. What my question is, I dont want a SEO ...
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Trying to improve code-text ratio without a catch-22

My website has several subdomains with it that represent each major section of the website and I have that to allow search engines to understand what each section is about. My problem lies with the ...
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SEO multilingual and domain .es - Google ranking?

A website with .es domain but the homepage is in English and the Spanish version is in the /es directory. Would there be any problem in the Google ranking in Spain and other countries?
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Will move to search engine friendly URLs help or hurt an already good search engine ranking? [duplicate]

Hi I'm moving a mostly static site with some dynamic asp.net pages into a new CMS. The CMS uses SEO friendly URLs while the old site used dynamic URLs ending in .aspx. The client is worried that this ...
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SEO on AJAX based search site

I'm building a website which is basically a simple 1 page with a search box, and AJAX'd search results displayed in a table. I'm having trouble finding out the correct information about crawlability ...
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Do shorter URLs benefit the pagerank and overall SEO value of pages vs. a longer categorised url showing the site structure

We are coming to the end of a long project in which we are upgrading our client's site from a custom built CMS to the latest version of Umbraco CMS whilst also making their website responsive. As part ...
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Breadcrumbs without structured data. Any benefit?

I noticed most wordpress themes use breadcrumbs but "hard coded" without any structured data. So even though the breadcrumbs appear on the page, it's just normal markup without any data-vocabulary or ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows “No Structured Data”

I don't know why but for some reason Google Webmaster Tools says that the website has no structured data and I don't understand why. The website does have a structure and I made sure that It was well ...
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Does domain extension affect seo? [duplicate]

Does domain extension affect SEO rank? For example, I know that the extension .com means commercial, or .org means something non-commercial but how about SEO ranking stand-point? .com vs .website vs ...
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Using preventDefault() to cloak links bad for SEO?

I'm thinking of doing something like this: <a href="http://www.example.com" data-href="http://www.affiliatelink.com">Link</a> When a user hovers the link they will see ...
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How to correctly change a page URL without losing SEO rankings? [duplicate]

I've searched this site and plenty other sites, but nobody seems to be able to answer my question entirely (not even Google), so here goes... What would be the proper procedure to change the url of ...